BMJ: Day 55 – Diversify Your Interests

This entry into my Beautiful Me Journal is a few days late. Honestly, I struggled with this entry, simply because of the title. But, reading the suggested practice made me even more aware at how much it bothers me. The reality is this: I have a lot of interests and I feel like I have so many barriers and obstacles preventing me from engaging my interests. A lot of it has to do with money, but a lot has to do with my marriage too (One of these days, I’ll begin addressing my marriage a little more openly). But, I’ve decided to open up about the things I enjoy, because I really want to change my perspective and find a way to love myself again.

So, in no particular order and without further adieu, here are my interests:

  1. Time with my family
  2. Martial arts – particularly Taekwon-Do.
  3. Astronomy
  4. Mountains – hiking, camping, just being there.
  5. Reading
  6. Conversation

Granted, there are other things that pull at my mind, but I certainly know that the things above, really do it for me. And there are things that I didn’t list either, but I’m not really sure I want to either. I know that I have pulled away from these things – almost 100% – over the past years. Granted, I am trying to return to these activities, but it always seems like there is some roadblock of some kind. I think, I can truly see how not doing these things can impact my self-esteem. And, that really does need to be where I spend my time.

5 thoughts on “BMJ: Day 55 – Diversify Your Interests

    1. I’m always open to suggestions, for sure. I don’t think I have ever been closed minded to try new things. But, honestly, I think I got to the point in my life where I began to hate everything about myself and that included my interests and hobbies. That’s when the drinking really began…and then I lost interest in everything.

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  1. These are wonderful interests because for the most part they don’t require going too far from home assuming the family you want to be with is in your house. For me, that requires travel and it’s a bit more challenging. Hope you’re doing well.

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